Traditional Israeli conservative politics on the one hand and strong public support for a fence on the other, have left Prime Minister Ariel Sharon between a rock and a hard place for his proposed plan of separation between Israel and the Occupied Territories. If he leaves his postion, it’s unclear who would take over.
Maron, Ethan F., "Israeli politics and the occupied territories: what's ahead in 2004" (2004). Macro Center Working Papers. 17.